Eskom says it can fund nuclear
Eskom says it can fund nuclear

Eskom can pay for the nuclear build programme because it will have accumulated a R150bn cash pile in the next 10 years, according to its head of generation, Matshela Koko.

By Carol Paton 2 days ago

Blok launches TENONQ
Blok launches TENONQ

Blok recently launched its largest development to date TENONQ. Situated in Sea Point between Kloof and Regent Roads, the eight-storey building will house 53 apartments - the most within any of the buildings in Blok's urban apartment portfolio.

2 days ago

New research to stimulate trade growth in stainless steel sector
New research to stimulate trade growth in stainless steel sector

Research undertaken by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa has provided local stainless steel fabricators insight into growth opportunities in new export markets as well as import substitution within the South African market.

2 days ago

SA steel production falls 9.9% y/y in August to 446,000 tons: worldsteel
SA steel production falls 9.9% y/y in August to 446,000 tons: worldsteel

South African steel production fell 9.9% year on year (y/y) in August to an estimated 446,000 tons after an 11% drop in July and a 6.9% rise in June, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

By Helmo Preuss 2 days ago

Profica provides design, build solution for ABSA
Profica provides design, build solution for ABSA

Construction and property solution company Profica has recently completed a tenant installation and full fit-out for ABSA bank's Umlazi Megacity branch in Durban. This is one of around 40 separate design and build projects that Profica is undertaking as part of ABSA Bank's Client Facing Network Programme, which ultimately aims to supply over 200 new or refreshed retail bank facilities around the country.

3 days ago

Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins
Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins

The first phase of upgrading 10 state-owned industrial parks is under way, with R180m allocated for the project this year, Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October said on Wednesday, 21 September.

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

Professor Anna Tibaijuka receives sustainability award
Professor Anna Tibaijuka receives sustainability award

Professor Anna Tibaijuka, former executive director of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN HABITAT), is the first woman to receive the 'H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development'.

21 Sep 2016

Two top China steelmakers announce merger to combat glut
Two top China steelmakers announce merger to combat glut

Two of China's top steelmakers announced plans Tuesday, 20 September, to merge, creating the world's second-largest manufacturer of the commodity as markets struggle with a glut caused by Chinese overcapacity.

21 Sep 2016

WorleyParsons RSA forms black-owned engineering firm iX Engineers
WorleyParsons RSA forms black-owned engineering firm iX Engineers

Worleyparsons RSA, part of Australia-listed global engineering company WorleyParsons, has formed iX Engineers, a black-owned consulting engineering company focusing on SA's public infrastructure sector.

By Mark Allix 20 Sep 2016

Masdar City: the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living
Masdar City: the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living

Ten years ago in the United Arab Emirates, a new settlement was started from scratch, with the aim of becoming "the world's most sustainable city". Masdar City was designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste, home to a population of 40,000 people, with an additional 50,000 commuters, in an area of six square kilometres. Today, it's playing a crucial role in the development of sustainable design and technology.

By Susan Lee 20 Sep 2016

The South African scaffold rental market
The South African scaffold rental market

Access to the right equipment, during any construction project is a fundamental requirement to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. Often this equipment is too costly to own and as a result there is a flourishing construction equipment rental market in South Africa. One area of specialisation in this diverse field is the scaffold rental market that was worth around R1.6bn in 2014.

Issued by Analytix BI 19 Sep 2016

SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mix
SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mix

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is adopting two new road materials engineering specifications for the construction of the national road network and other roads under its jurisdiction.

19 Sep 2016

Addis Ababa © Dereje Belachew –
Connecting Africa's cities with developers, investors, planners

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit will this November showcase city development plans on the continent at the CTICC in Cape Town.

19 Sep 2016